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president's son, george w. bush, who is conservative on many issues but lead on this issue. on this issue, or whether it is gay rights, or woman's reproductive rights, can you imagine a similar transformation happening in conservative figures? >> yes, i always say it is inevitable to us, inconceivable to them, and it is our job to shorten the distance between the inevitable and the inconceivable. it takes our work not only inside to maneuver and persuade, but the outside mobilization it is essential, and in almost every issue the american people are ahead of the elected officials. i had the privilege of being in new york city with some colleagues yesterday with bono, who had worked on the aids issue. we started working with bono on that debt forgiveness issue, the millennium challenge in the jubilee year to end that debt that some many countries were oppressed with. that is the initiation of communication with jesse helms, on the debt forgiveness, and we said to bono did you have to be bipartisan, and you will have to reach out to some of these people, and the next thing you know jesse he
of both parties, h.r. 4607, absolutely -- h.r. 4607 is absolutely long overdue. president george w. bush rushed excess amounts to close before he left. president obama will undoubtedly do the same. that's wrong. it's simply wrong. and we know it is and we know that often, as this bill says, these are regulations that aren't heard before the election and are concluded in those 75 days before departure. it's wrong, we know we need to stop it, we shouldn't abrogate our responsibility and the members on the other side will suddenly decide, i'm sure, this is a better idea should mitt romney be elected in the fall. this bill is supported by the chamber of commerce, association of builder andy contract -- builders and contractors, small business and entrepreneurs council, and the national federation of independent businesses. the fact is, this is about simply saying, not that we're going to stop 3,000 regulations, but that we're going to slow and evaluate more carefully the 66 largest of them by this administration last year. during debate the administration was essentially lauded for having pa
to make the argument that mitt romney's foreign policy as a return to george w. bush. he left office very unpopular with respect to his foreign policy. obama will argue that he inherited a mess, at a less secure world, and he has made it more secure. mitt romney is advocating the same policies as george w. bush and will try to paint them as being reckless, too quick to use force, and the like. one more direct line of attack that was tried already was mitt romney did make some statement saying that he did not think we should galavant the world and spent billions of dollars trying to find one person. he criticized obama's statement that he would go inside pakistan after bin laden. obama will try to track that out to show that mitt romney is not tough on terrorism. i think he will try to make the argument that mitt romney is trapped in the past and maybe making -- his statements that russia is our number one geopolitical cell was mocked by a lot of people in the foreign- policy establishment, including a lot of republicans. the arms control agreement was -- had very strong bipartisan support
bob dole, and george w. bush. i have been involved in six campaigns. it is great to see steves resolve as an entrepreneur. we used to talk about what it was like back home and it is great to see this place and the other ways he has created jobs here and engage in the campaign. if your and entrepreneur, a risk taker, you need a business in government and part of that will be dictated by washington. and right now, with taxes and regulation and to all of the unpredictability in the economy, it is difficult to get people to take a risk. i come out of that background of small business in ohio. my dad left his job to start his own business. in his later years i asked him whether he would do it again and he had to say he did not know. there's so much uncertainty out there. you have a government that does not seem to get it. they're making it more difficult and not easier to get jobs. steve has taken risks and is concerned. as all of us are. on monday i will be helping our around the victory effort in boston. i will be speaking at a couple of that there, helping to raise money for the campaign
. , on candidate alice smith sunday. >> george w. bush celebrating his birthday. any move to raise taxes, he said, would discourage economic growth. that echoes the words of other republican leaders. he said that increasing taxes on high-income earners were hurt job growth. he spoke at an event hosted by the george w. bush institute. he's filed by new jersey republican governor chris christie, who talks about efforts to balance the budget and cut taxes in his state. >> your attention, please. governor, you are out of order. secretary evans, you can open the cabinet meeting with a prayer. [laughter] we have been given the impossible task. we have to cover 92 years of federal tax policy in less than 60 minutes. we are going to do it by decade. we will have 12 different presentations on those nine decades. i will leave the extensive biographies to be found in your notebook to suffice for most of these people. you know them. i will give. a brief give they have each been asked to describe their decade or decades in a word or phrase. why not launch into it? we hope to have enough time for each of them
undeveloped forests, the so-called roadless areas. in 2001 the bush administration, yes the george w. bush administration, issued regulations to protect these areas. in an effort recognized as one of the most far-reaching conservation initiatives taken by the federal government in decades. now a decade later after litigation, 60 million acres of our forests and the clean water derived from those forests are now protected from harmful development. . 354 municipal water supplies flow through roadless areas on their way to homes and businesses. these areas are -- they include sacred sites for native americans. they include biological strongholds for fish and wildlife. the continued protection of these areas is something that people all over america care about. i know the gentleman thinks that this is somehow infringing on alaska. the point that must be made is this is in the national interest and continued protection of these areas is common sense. it is what i know my constituents tell me they want. for the record there are already 380,000 miles of roads in the rest of our national forests w
on the defense policy board under president george w. bush. in 1999, gingrich was appointed to the united states commission on national security 21st century and the -- commission to examine national security challenges. he is also committed to developing free-market health care reforms centered on the individual. in 2003, he founded the center for health transformation. he and his wife host and produce award winning documentary films together and author the author of books. his daughter has spoken at the luce policy interests -- institute and has written policy breaks for us. he has written 23 books, including 13 "the new york times" best sellers. during his leadership he used his incredible background to be one of the strongest, most compelling and innovative conservative leaders on the stage. join me in welcoming this extraordinary conservative leader, newt gingrich. [applause] >> thank you all. some housekeeping. i will give you a very brief talk so we can spend most fun -- most of the time questions you want and at the very end we will take two or three minutes to take pictures. i noticed s
is in that gray area and he's in a position like george w. bush was where the obama campaign is not going to change attitudes by advertising. there are people like the president and people who dislike the president. there are very few undecided voters and very few people have not met their mind about president barack obama. are they going to end up voting is one question. the their attitudes are mostly going to be shaped by what is going on in terms of reality. what the obama campaign can try to control as perceptions of mitt romney. even though this presidential election is going to be a referendum on the incumbent, mitt romney needs to reach the threshold level of credibility. mitt romney need to introduce himself to the american people. barack obama is very well known. mitt romney, not so much. that is why you see the obama campaign going strongly negative on mitt romney. they are trying to define him and introduce him and stop him from reaching a threshold level of credibility. >> we showed you one of mitt romney's adds. we'll show you one of president obama's negative ads. >> of bara
. i know it's a source of great pride to president george w. bush, the leadership he provided, the support he gave, and the pride i think he takes in pepfar. we salute him for that. president obama has continued that work. we're doubling the support for global health initiatives and doubling our investment in the global fund. these commitments and more have helped families in the united states and the vill as of africa and communities worldwide for these actions -- worldwide. these actions have saved lives and there's much more to do. with the international aids conference coming to washington, d.c., we have an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the cause of a world without hiv-aids. that is the challenge that is the goal. we can turn the tide together. after 20 years in congress nothing surprises me much anymore but one thing that does is that after all this time we don't have a cure, but we're hopeful. with the aids conference, when it opens its doors next week, we must stand united in our pledge to discover a cure and raise up an aids free generation. science is making pr
will give it a shot. legislation signed into law by president george w. bush in 2006, that i and others worked on, requires at least four members of the nine members of the board of governors have experience managing large organizations, and aside co- authored the legislation, our goal with this provision was to encourage the president to send nominees to the board with relevant business experience, something that was sorely lacking on the body at the time. we have some governors with business experience, but not as much as we hoped to have when we were drafting the 2006 law. could you share your thoughts on the qualification criteria for the board and what you think he would bring to the body if confirmed? >> i am happy to. for sure, i've never run an organization of 50,000 people, or anything like it, but i headed an independent agency of maryland state government. it was an organization of 80,000, the full state government, but i headed a small agency, a small staff that did oversee the work force operations around the state. that is not what paea had in mind when they were talking a
. there is no credible evidence to support this proposition. during the administration of george w. bush, the department of education publishes a highly respected study on tuition price increases. it found that the primary driver of tuition price increases in public institutions where over 3/4 of our graduate students attend college, is the change in state funding as states invest less money in higher education. the institutions respond by raising prices. the study found no relationship between the availability of federal and state grants and the ensuing chore -- tuition price increases in public or private not-for-profit institutions. as institutions raise prices, they have an obligation to ensure they increase their own financial aid program to hold harmless these neediest students. last year, our state cut michigan state university appropriation by 15%. our board raised tuition 6.9% to compensate in part for these cuts. the board also increased our own institutional grant aid by 10% with 83% of these grants dollars going to students with financial need. this is an example of what institutions need to
probably knows, former reagan and president george h.w. bush official saying that no claim for regulatory issues have increased. he says this. republicans have embraced the idea that this is holding back employment. they assert that barack obama has unleashed a tidal wave of new regulation which created uncertainty of business and prevents them from investing in hiring. as i said, he said, no hard evidence is offered for this claim. he then says, in my opinion that means -- bruce bartlett -- not my opinion, regulatory system is a kenard used by republicans to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. nornede, it's a case of political opportumism. that's his opinion. not mine. my concern is if you ask economists on whether or not legislation -- many pieces of legislation that we baffed called jobs bills -- the gentleman has pointed that out -- economists say in the short term which is really what we need to do, we need to do in the short term and the long term is not going to create jobs. . this week we haven't done anything to create jobs. might i ask the
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